It was June at the Turnberry Isle resort and time for the most important event held each year by the Greater Miami Chamber of commerce. Once again Multivison was called on to produce the central opening show that would help emphasize the theme.
This year a “Hamilton-Like” opening video was our idea and we thought it would be a great way to create the Impact needed to showcase the theme of the event.
“I loved the Broadway show and thought how much fun it would be to get members of the Chamber executive committee and leadership in period costumes and do the entire year in review in Hamilton-inspired rap”, says Bob Berkowitz company president and chief creative director. “It’s a tribute to the show and the genius of Lin Manual Miranda.”
Costumes were chosen, Lyrics were created and a sound track was started with the help of fabulous singer and Rap Artist Krishton King and other professional studio singers in the chorus. Rodolfo Cano helped with choreography and a studio shoot was scheduled. We made sure no one coming to the shoot knew what they would be asked to do.
The main shoot date was set in place with the entire video shot in 4K on the Green screen to allow it to be placed onto a Broadway stage by special effect. Chamber Chairman and Bank of American Area President Gene Shafer was a great sport and played Miami Chamber Impact Man and did a masterful job of lip synching. As did incoming Chamber Chairman Carnival Cruise Lines Vice President Carlos F. Orta.
Cinematography by Matt Leone and post production and graphics by Rene Borroto and Curtis Childs pulled it all together. Studio audio by Pat Howard and Read Fasse. Costume help and Makeup by Alexis Renny
“It was a blast producing and we are happy it delighted the audience at Turnberry.” remarked Berkowitz.